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Leading for Health and Wellbeing

Leading for Health and Wellbeing

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© 2012 | 224 pages | Learning Matters

Building on the core competences for public health, this book focuses on key areas of leadership and collaborative working to improve health and wellbeing. Aimed at those undertaking graduate courses in public health and health promotion, it looks at leading and managing teams and individuals, building alliances, developing capacity and capability, working in partnership with other practitioners and agencies, and using the media effectively to improve health and wellbeing. Case studies, activities and research summaries are used throughout the book to help the reader to understand how to apply the theory to practice.

Key Features:

  • Addresses a national core area of competence for public health
  • Practice based application
  • Packed with activities and case studies
  • Clearly links to the public health leadership competences
Vicki Taylor
Vicki Taylor
Leadership: What Is It?
Vicki Taylor
Leadership as a Social Process
Vicki Taylor
Working in and with Organisations
Steve Whiteman and Vicki Taylor
Leading Strategic Partnerships
Vicki Taylor
Skills for Leading
Susie Sykes
Leading Communities Collaboratively
John Harvey and Rhonda Ware
Leading at a Local Level
Vicki Taylor and Vivien Martin
Leading and Managing Projects
Vicki Taylor
Leading and Managing Change

'It is clearly written, doesn’t assume too much previous knowledge, includes numerous boxes with reflective tutorial and self-learning exercises, and systematically builds quite a sophisticated understanding of the subject. I don’t read many textbooks these days, and this one impressed me with the logic of its structure and presentation. The book sets out to be easily understood and evidence based where possible.'


Australian Health Review

An excellent book for practitioners moving into a managerial role or managers re-visiting their skills. The activities are well thought through and explanations are clear and comprehensible. Excellent mapping with Public Health competencies.

Mrs Ruth Hopkins
Health and Human Sciences, Swansea Univ.
July 9, 2014

A useful book to introduce and revisit leadership with students in health care. Particularly helpful at a time when Healthcare leadership is the focus of many policies aimed at improving patient outcomes.

Mrs Jillian Taylor
School of Health in Social Science, Edinburgh University
November 21, 2013

essential reading for those involved in public health management or studying. innovative insight into the management of change within health promotion

Mrs Rosalind Roberts
Business Administration , Swansea Metropolitan University
September 9, 2013

Very useful book for all public health students and healthcare practitioners

Dr Krishna Regmi
School of Health and Bioscience, University of East London
July 16, 2013

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